Edward Vance Warren Biography

Edward Vance Warren




Edward Vance Warren, painter, muralist, illustrator, draughtsman, and architect, was born 2 February 1881 to William Reid and Ann Gertrude Munyan Warren in Upton, Massachusetts. He completed architectural training at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His registration card for World War I has his occupation listed as an architect and draughtsman for the firm of Post and McCord on Park Avenue in New York City. For much of his life, Warren lived in Brooklyn.


In the census of 1920, Warren is listed as a drayman in the Architectural industry but in the 1930 census, he is listed as a commercial artist and he has been noted as an illustrator who created covers for The Saturday Evening Post, The New Yorker, Colliers, and other national known publications. Warren also designed and painted murals for a number of New York restaurants and night clubs.


Warren‘s work was included in the Fourth International Water Color Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1924 and in the Fifteenth International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings and Monotypes in 1936. It has been noted that he also showed with Salons of America. His work is represented in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.


Edward Vance Warren moved to Brookline, Massachusetts where he worked for the Boston architectural firm Jackson Moreland and retired in 1954. The following year he moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts where he died on 16 March 1956.